Step inside and one sees a living room where white black and gray hold sway. It is white that shapes the backdrop gray which highlights special architectural features and defines various zones and black that anchors an otherwise breezy space.
Set on a picturesque dune strip and sitting on the edge of marsh that stretches into the this gorgeous beach house designed by Hariri & Hariri Architecture showcases this fine balance to perfection. With a concrete lower half that offers stability and a top volume that is engulfed in wood the is both sculptural and practical in its form.
Use of large dark windows with dark metallic frame gives the Aussie residence a subtle industrial vibe; an idea that is enhanced by the occasional presence of the exposed brick wall. But still the interior feels strictly contemporary (with a fun twist) and the kitchen and dining space on the lower level continue this theme.
The living area is open inviting and is draped in a layer of hardwood. It is a bespoke shelf in wood and metal that grabs your attention here and becomes the bright and beautiful focal point of an otherwise neutral setting.
There are a few occasions when even the darkest of clouds comes with a bright silver lining. Remodeled homes that have survived fires new structures built on bones of old residences that were brought down by earthquakes and revamped homes ravaged by storms definitely fall under this category.
The new house was inspired by the rich mining and agricultural heritage of the region and a gabled roof with its distinctive charm epitomizes this look. Two different units carefully stacked next to one another shape the fabulous and tranquil retreat with the living area kitchen and dining on the top level and the bedrooms on the lower floor.
The interior of the house has an understated polished look with the furniture bringing in some much needed color. A large kitchen area with a smart island and a breakfast zone is connected with the pool and deck outside using a series of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. With dining space on one side and a wonderful sunken living area on the other the lower level seems as private as it does open.